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Celebrating theatre that shares the stories of indigenous people, an article titled “Indigenous States” in American Theatre Magazine features the work of several alumni from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The article mentions Associate Professor of Theatre and the Hawaiian Theatre Program Director, Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker’s, 2015 production of Lā‘ieikawai–the first Hawaiian-language play presented at Kennedy Theatre. UHM alumnus, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse states, “Indigenous stories are now seen as American stories. They need to be told and audiences need to hear them.”
Many other UHM alumni are featured in the article alongside other prominent theatres in Hawai‘i including Kumu Kahua Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
You can read the entire article here: https://www.americantheatre.org/2018/03/20/indigenous-states/